Whilst I’ve been busy reading books from my own shelves, I’ve also been busy replacing them with more TBRs. These two piles are the result of a visit to Barter Books in Alnwick, my favourite bookshop, and from the secondhand book table at my local village hall.
I’m not completely sure just how many TBRs I have, but the figure on LibraryThing stands at 304. There may be more books hiding on my shelves I haven’t added and then there are the e-books which I have never attempted to count.
These are my recent additions:
These books are all by authors whose books I’ve enjoyed in the past. From top to bottom they are:
- The Minotaur by Barbara Vine – a psychological suspense drama about a sinister family who wish to remain isolated.
- Another Part of the Wood by Beryl Bainbridge – a short novel about a holiday in Wales where ‘catastrophe lurks behind every tree‘.
- Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge – a novel about the sinking of the Titanic.
- Death is a Welcome Guest by Louise Welsh – the second of her Plague Times trilogy, set in a dystopian England ravaged by the Sweats pandemic.
- The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse – set in 1912 in a Sussex village where a grisly murder has taken place, this is part ghost story and part psychological thriller.
- The Heiress of Linn Hagh by Karen Charlton – set in Northumberland in 1809, a beautiful heiress disappears from her locked bedroom.
- The Plot Against America by Philip Roth – alternative history in which the celebrated aviator Charles Lindbergh becomes President of the United States.
- ‘Tis by Frank McCourt – a sequel to ‘˜Angela’s Ashes‘, in which McCourt tells tales of his life.
- Swimming to Ithaca by Simon Mawer – 1950s in Cyprus, a ‘world of carob trees, cocktails and rebellion‘.
- The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Simon Mawer – historical fiction, a gripping novel set in wartime France.
- An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas – a Commissaire Adamsberg investigation. Severed feet are found outside Highgate Cemetery and a violent murder is committed in Paris.
I’m not going to run out of anything to read yet!